Words and Interview by Jake Paine
“After All These Years,” Edo. G is still one of the wisest voices in Hip-Hop. Although he carries enduring hits like “Be A Father To Your Child” and “I Got To Have It,” Ed O.G. (as he was then known) carries an underdog’s mentality with an overachiever’s skill-set and discography.
From Roxbury, Boston, Edo’s lyrics and delivery have mirrored his city: scrappy, streetwise, and loving through a tough exterior. With vinyl dating back to 1986, Edward Anderson is an ageless, tireless beacon of dedication and perseverance to a culture and genre, that when he started, was still predicted to be simply a fad. Continue Reading
Crazy Hood Film Academy’s debut documentary film “Coming Home” is now available for purchase in the itunes store. The film has gained a lot of critical acclaim at festivals as well as being the first original film to be aired on Puff Daddy’s Revolt TV Network. CHFA is now set to release their second film in the ‘Coming Home’ Series which will follows the Crazy Hood crew through a hip hop adventure in Peru. Continue Reading
Does anyone remember when a “remix” was first called an “edit?” Well – here’s an edit circa 1986 from DNA & Hank Love – lacing Superlover Cee & Casanova Rud’s “Do The James.”
(Photo: Gene Bagnato, courtesy of the Adler Hip-Hop Archive)
One of hip-hop’s forgotten living legends gets some much due respect. He revolutionized the sound of hip-hop and is now confined to a hospital bed. By Robbie Ettelson (Unkut).
Live from AC3, another dope installment of The Combat Jack Show. Continue Reading
Another #TBT – another gem from the Chef…. Continue Reading
In a distant place far away from who won yesterdays rap battle or rhymed about selling the most drugs is the ever growing conflict against the Islamic State aka ISIS. As we speak the Kurdish people of Kobani (a Kurdish town that straddles the Turkish and Syran border) are under siege by ISIS fighters. There is a lot of back story as to why or why not Turkey or other foreign countries arent assisting the Kurds of Kobani fight off ISIS but other than some U.S. air strikes the Kurds are going at it alone. We came across this impressive news report covering the female fighters defending their homeland. These women know that it’s a fight to the death as ISIS will have no mercy on them if captured. Continue Reading
Here at Crazy Hood we are huge Ice Cube fans well there is a debate of post West Side Connection Cube but I think most would agree that Cube from NWA through Death Certificate was at the pinnacle of his hip hop (other than film career) game. Ice Cube leaving NWA was like Lebron leaving the Heat without anyone knowing it was going down until we all saw “Amerikkka’s Most Wanted” on store shelves. Then couple Ice Cube with the production team behind Public Enemy and you have a mythical album that could only be imagined to be true and was actually reality. This historic hip hop album only gets better with time and Cube vividly depicts the west coast way of life. The good peope at cuepoint break down the making of this historic album. Continue Reading
The homie Denzel and his C9 squad unleash their own future “BET cypher.” Continue Reading
Our homie David Banner delivered an outstanding verse at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards. Banner who was accompanied by King Los, Treach (Naughty By Nature), Snow Tha Product and Vic Mensa finished off the cypher with a strong verse in which the beat had to be dropped to make sure the message was not lost. Rumor has it that David Banner also delivers an incredible verse on DJ EFN’s upcoming album “Another Time” which is due out at the top of 2015. It is safe to say we are bias to our friend Banner but check the verse out for yourself and let us know what you think. Continue Reading
Pure righteousness on the thugged out tip. Word is bond. Continue Reading
The original Black Hippy returns with new music. Watch out. Continue Reading
This Friday (Oct. 17th) join us as we kick off the ¡MURSDAY! Tour at Grand Central Miami. Tickets can be purchased HERE.